Ic1805 Centre of the Heart Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron C11 Sct, Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters. F6.3 focal reducer.

Close-up shot of the centre of this star forming region in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Moon is way this week but no problem with narrowband filters. 90 percent moon on the 12th but still got good results.

False colour hubble platte image to help bring out the detail.

Data collected on three nights 3rd, 9th & 12th of november.

Sii Ha Oii image with 7 hours and 32 minutes of data. 21 x Sii 7.5 min, 26 x Ha 5 min, 22 x Oii 7.5 minute. 2×2 binning.